The Sage Goddess Affiliates Program offers eligible affiliates, including individuals, blogs and other third party websites (“Affiliates”), the opportunity to earn commissions on qualifying sales that originate from links to SageGoddess.com. Sage Goddess has made a commitment to provide the finest direct sales experience backed by impeccable service to its Affiliates. These Terms and Conditions explain your rights and responsibilities when participating in The Sage Goddess Affiliates Program. By participating in the Sage Goddess Affiliates Program, you are agreeing to this policy.
As an Affiliate and member of the Sage Goddess community, you agree to maintain the highest ethical standards in the furtherance of our mission of metaphysical education. Failure to comply with the Code of Ethics can result in your termination as a Sage Goddess Affiliate. We are committed to:
● Integrity – we conduct ourselves with ethics, honesty and fairness in our dealings with our greater community at all times. We exercise sound judgment to serve the best interests of the organization and our community.
● Excellence – we conscientiously strive for excellence in our work and strive to provide support and encouragement to Sage Goddess customers to ensure that their experience a successful one.
● Accountability – we are accountable as individuals and as members of this community for our ethical conduct.
● Respect – we respect the rights and dignity of others. We prohibit discrimination and harassment and provide equal opportunities for all community members. We respect each member’s right to privacy within our community.
You understand that as a Sage Goddess Affiliate:
● You must reside in the 50 United States or US Territories officially opened by the Company;
● You must be of legal age in the state in which you reside;
● You must have a valid Social Security or Tax ID number;
● You will comply with all federal, state, county, and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations, and shall make all reports and remit all withholdings or other deductions as may be required by any federal, state, county, or municipal law, ordinance, rule, or regulation; and
● You must submit an accepted Sage Goddess Affiliate Application and Agreement.
2. Independent Contractor Status.
You agree that as a Sage Goddess Affiliate, you are an independent contractor and not an employee, agent, partner, legal representative or franchisee of Sage Goddess. You are not authorized to and will not incur any debt, expense, or obligation, or open any checking account on behalf of, for, or in the name of Sage Goddess.
You agree that you will be solely responsible for paying all expenses you incur, including but not limited to travel, food, lodging, secretarial, office, long distance telephone, and other expenses. You understand that you will not be treated as an employee of Sage Goddess for federal or state tax purposes. You acknowledge and agree that Sage Goddess is not responsible for withholding and shall not withhold or deduct from my bonuses and commissions, if any, FICA, or taxes of any kind, unless such withholding becomes legally required. You agree to be bound by all sales tax collection and remittance agreements between Sage Goddess, all appropriate taxing jurisdictions, and all related rules and procedures.
3. Eligibility and Enrollment in Sage Goddess Affiliates Program
Prospective affiliates must register and be approved by Sage Goddess in order to gain access to the Affiliates Program. Approval is within the sole and absolute discretion of Sage Goddess.
Once an Affiliate Application and Agreement has been accepted by Sage Goddess, the following benefits are available to a new Affiliate:
-Sell Sage Goddess products to retail customers and receive profit from these sales
-Receive periodic Sage Goddess literature and other Sage Goddess communications
-Build a network of Independent Affiliates and participate in the Sage Goddess Compensation Plan
Prospective affiliates may be evaluated based on criteria such as type of site, site quality, site content, variety of site content and items promoted, brand identity, and alignment with the company’s values. During the application process, prospective affiliates may be asked to share additional information about any of the listed criteria.
Affiliates are prohibited from utilizing the following types of websites in the Affiliates Program:
● “Cash-back” or voucher sites (websites that offer rewards for buying goods through referral links);
● Price comparison sites;
● Advertising networks (online networks that sell or place advertisements);
● Sites using “pop-ups” or “pop-unders” (websites that launch “pop-up” or hidden windows on users’ browsers);
● Sites with content related to sexual, religious, political or other sensitive matters.
Participation in the Affiliates Program may be limited to affiliates located in certain countries and is void where prohibited by law.
Depending on where an affiliate is located, they may be subject to varying regulations regarding endorsements and testimonials. For example, in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission outlines specific requirements regarding disclosure. It is the affiliate’s responsibility to know and follow any applicable regulations that apply to their site.
Sage Goddess reserves the right to approve or reject any application to join the Affiliates Program for any reason, and to cancel enrollment at any time, for any reason without advance notification.
Advisors can sign up under Advisors if, at or prior to the time of registration, they were referred by another Advisor. If an Advisor is not referred at the time of registration, s/he is a standalone Advisor (i.e., no other Advisor can claim commission on that person). Retroactive Advisor affiliation is not permitted.
Affiliates that earn $10,000 or more in commissions in a calendar year, will automatically be upgraded from Affiliate level to Advisor level.
Sage Goddess is unable to provide legal advice; we urge you to speak to a legal expert if you believe these or other regulations may apply to you.
4. Commission Rates, Qualifying Sales and Payment
As an Affiliate, you can receive commissions for qualifying sales made on SageGoddess.com. The current commission rate for Affiliates is 7% of net sales. Sage Goddess will process all orders originating with an affiliate using its customary business practices. Any order may be rejected that does not comply with company policies as Sage Goddess may establish from time to time.
Qualifying sales are sales made on SageGoddess.com checkout by users that arrived on the site by clicking an approved link on an Affiliate’s site (an “Affiliate Link”), or who entered an Affiliate’s unique Affiliate code. Affiliate links, including URLs and banners or other creative assets, can be found on the Affiliates Program dashboard.
Affiliates may not alter any of the text links or creative assets made available through the Affiliates Program dashboard in order to receive payment.
The Affiliates Program platform uses browser cookies to verify qualifying sales. The cookies are valid for twenty four (24) hours (the “Cookie Period”) . Commissions are paid on qualifying sales made during the Cookie Period. This means that an Affiliate can receive a commission for a qualifying sale if the sale was made within twenty-four hours of the user clicking the Affiliate Link, as long as the Affiliate was the last referrer. Sage Goddess is not responsible for technology errors (e.g., malfunctioning cookies) resulting in missed commissions.
If a user clicks multiple Affiliate Links, the first Affiliate Link to be clicked prior to a qualifying sale will receive the commission. In the event of any dispute over any commission from a qualifying sale, Sage Goddess’ determination as to which affiliate, if any, is entitled to the commission, shall be final as to all parties to the dispute.
Registered Affiliate members cannot earn commissions on sales generated by other registered Affiliates or Advisors. Advisor members however, can earn commissions on sales generated by both Affiliates and Advisors registered beneath them, as well as non-program members that click on their links or enter their unique affiliate code at checkout. Advisors (only) can also earn commission of 3% of net sales from Advisors one level beneath those they have referred. To be an Advisor, an Affiliate must have been an Advisor prior to 2019 and must continuously maintain an active membership to the full Soul Shift Program.
Commissions are based on net sales, less discounts, taxes, and shipping charges. Discounts cannot be applied to membership fees. Commissions are not paid on sales that are canceled or returned.
All qualifying sales are subject to Sage Goddess’ terms of services, policies and operating procedures. Prices and availability of product and services vary from time to time, you may not use prior information on your website product descriptions. Sage Goddess cannot guarantee the availability or price of any product or service.
Sage Goddess pays affiliates within thirty (30) days following the end of the calendar month of receipt of revenues from qualified purchases made in compliance with Sage Goddess’ terms of service and only pays an affiliate after the affiliate’s commission balance is $25 or more. Commissions will be paid via PayPal. It is each affiliate’s responsibility to provide Sage Goddess with accurate tax and payment information necessary for payment of all commissions due, including without limitation a W8/W9 form. Each affiliate is responsible for informing Sage Goddess of changes to name, email address, contact information and other personal information necessary to issue valid commission payments.
Commissions are subject to withholding pending review and other limitations for suspected fraudulent activity.
5. Program Restrictions
Affiliates that violate any of the following program restrictions may be suspended or removed from the Affiliates Program and may not receive commissions, at Sage Goddess’ sole discretion:
Use of Promotional Codes
Affiliates may only market promotional codes that are provided through www.SageGoddess.com. Any expiration dates should be clearly displayed next to the promotional codes (if applicable), and codes should be removed or explicitly marked as expired after the expiration dates.
Sage Goddess maintains a strict policy on paid search activity. Affiliates must comply with the following conditions on any ad platform, including, but not limited to search engines, content networks and social networking sites:
● Affiliates are not permitted to bid or appear on searches that include the term “Sage Goddess”;
● Affiliates are not permitted to bid or appear on extended or hybrid searches that include the term “Sage Goddess”;
● Affiliates are not permitted to bid or appear on misspellings or variations of searches that include the term “Sage Goddess”;
● Affiliates are not permitted to use “Sage Goddess” trademarks in any paid search activity, including ad text, copy or display URLs;
● Affiliates are not permitted to direct link PPC activity to SageGoddess.com, this includes using the SageGoddess.com website as a display URL;
● Affiliates are not permitted to send traffic through automatic redirects on a website page;
● Affiliates are not permitted to use the Sage Goddess name (including misspells and variations) as a sub-domain or sub-folder.
Bonus buying is strictly and absolutely prohibited. “Bonus buying” includes:
– the enrollment of individuals without their knowledge and agreement and/or without execution of a Affiliate Application;
– the fraudulent enrollment of an individual as an Affiliate or merchant;
– the enrollment or attempted enrollment of non-existent individuals as Affiliates or merchants;
– the use of a credit card by or on behalf of an Affiliate or merchant when the Affiliate or customer is not the account holder of such credit card;
– purchasing Sage Goddess products on behalf of another Affiliate, or under another Affiliate’s ID number, to qualify for commissions or bonuses.
Creation of fictions accounts in order to qualify for commissions or bonuses is strictly prohibited, and can result in permanent termination or suspension from the program.
Responsibility for Your Site
You are solely responsible for your website, including its development, operation, and maintenance and all materials that appear on or within it. Sage Goddess disclaims all liability for your site and for any of your users’ claims relating to your site, and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Sage Goddess harmless from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, damages, lawsuits, costs expenses and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees relating to your site.
Affiliates agree to always represent the interests of Sage Goddess to the best of their ability, and in the best possible light. Affiliates agree both during enrollment in the Affiliate Program and thereafter not to disparage Sage Goddess or its staff in any way.
Marketing in Sage Goddess Facebook Groups
Affiliates are not permitted to market any Affiliate programs or promotions in any discussion boards (including Facebook) that are moderated by Sage Goddess, nor are they permitted to mass message members of groups.
You are permitted to execute Facebook advertising campaigns, however you are not permitted to target people that already “Like” or “Follow” any of the Sage Goddess Facebook pages or groups.
If your membership is canceled or terminated for any reason, you understand and agree that you will permanently lose all rights as a Sage Goddess Affiliate and will no longer be eligible to sell Sage Goddess products or services and will become ineligible or to receive commissions, bonuses, or other remuneration from your sales activities. In the event of cancellation, termination, or nonrenewal, you agree to forfeit and waive all rights you have, including but not limited to property rights, commissions, bonuses, or other remuneration derived through the sales and other activities of your former downline organization.
Upon termination, you agree to immediately discontinue use of any and all Sage Goddess trademarks, service marks, and copyrighted materials. You also agree that during the term of your status as an affiliate, and for one (1) years following the termination or cancellation of such status for any reason, you will not directly or indirectly solicit or recruit any Sage Goddess affiliate with whom you had a business relationship or became acquainted by virtue of your involvement with Sage Goddess.
Affiliates may leave the Affiliates Program and terminate this agreement at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sage Goddess reserves the right to remove Affiliates from the Affiliates Program and refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
7. Names and Marks.
You are granted a nonexclusive, non-transferrable, irrevocable license to access Sage Goddess’ website through the links solely in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, to use Sage Goddess’ trademarks, tradenames and other identifying material relating to Sage Goddess (collectively, the “Names and Marks”) for the sole purpose of selling Sage Goddess products and services on your site and as approved in advance by Sage Goddess. You may not alter, modify or change the Names and Marks in any way, and are entitled to use the Names and Marks only as long as you are a member in good standing of Sage Goddess’ Affiliate Program. You shall not use or exploit any name or mark for any purpose other than selling Sage Goddess products and services and agree not to use the Names and Marks in any manner which is disparaging or that otherwise may portray Sage Goddess in a negative light. We reserve all of our rights in the Names and Marks and our other proprietary rights and may revoke your license at any time upon written notice. If not revoked, this license shall terminate upon expiration or termination of your affiliate relationship with Sage Goddess.
Conflicts of Interest
8. Non-compete Policy
Sage Goddess Affiliates are free to participate in other multilevel or network marketing business ventures or marketing opportunities (collectively “network marketing”. Affiliates may not display Sage Goddess products with any other products or services in a fashion that might in any way confuse or mislead a prospective customer, merchant or Affiliate into believing there is a relationship between the Sage Goddess and non-Sage Goddess products or services.
During the term of this Agreement, Affiliates may not recruit other Sage Goddess Affiliates or Merchants or customers for any other network marketing business. Following the cancellation of this Agreement, and for a period of one year thereafter, a former Affiliate may not recruit any Sage Goddess Affiliate or customer for another network marketing business, with the exception of an Affiliate who is personally sponsored by the former Affiliate. The Affiliates and Company recognize that because network marketing is conducted through networks of independent contractors dispersed across the entire United States and internationally, and business is commonly conducted via the Internet and telephone, an effort to narrowly limit the geographic scope of this non-solicitation provision would render it wholly ineffective. Therefore, the Affiliates and Company agree that this non-solicitation provision shall apply to all markets in which Sage Goddess conducts business. The term “recruit” means actual or attempted solicitation, enrollment, encouragement or effort to influence in any other way, either directly or through a third party, another Sage Goddess Affiliate or customer to enroll or participate in another multilevel marketing, network marketing or direct sales opportunity. This conduct constitutes recruiting even if the Affiliate’s actions are in response to an inquiry made by another Affiliate or customer.
You understand that these Terms and Conditions may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Sage Goddess, without notification. Amendments will be published on the Company’s official website and will become binding upon all affiliates immediately upon such publication.
The continuation of your Sage Goddess business or commissions shall constitute your acceptance of any and all amendments to the contract.
11. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification.
Sage Goddess makes no representations regarding potential income to any affiliate. Sage Goddess makes no warranties regarding any product or service sold through the Affiliate Program, including without limitation, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, RELIANCE OR TRADE USAGE NOR OF SAGE GODDESS, ITS MEMBERS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS AND AGENTS, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.
You release and agree to indemnify Sage Goddess, its members, managers, directors, officers, shareholders, employers, successors, assigns and agents from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, damages, lawsuits, costs, expenses and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees arising from, or relating to your actions in the promotion or operation of my Sage Goddess independent business and any activities related to it.
12. Waiver and Severability.
Any waiver by Sage Goddess of any breach of these Terms and Conditions must be in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Sage Goddess. Waiver by Sage Goddess of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach. If any provision of the Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and the balance of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
13. Resolution of Conflicts.
In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising from or relating to the Agreement or the breach thereof, the parties hereto shall use their best efforts to settle the dispute, claim, question, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith and, recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties.
Sage Goddess shall not be responsible for delays or failures in performance of its obligations when performance is made commercially impracticable due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. This includes, without limitation, strikes, labor difficulties, riot, war, fire, death, curtailment of a party’s source of supply, government decrees or orders, and acts of God.
15. Governing Law; Venue.
This Agreement of the parties shall be interpreted exclusively by California law. The parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue before the state and Federal courts in Los Angeles County, California, for all actions and proceedings arising from or to interpret these Terms and Conditions. If the law of the state in which the applicant resides prohibits consensual jurisdiction and venue provisions for purposes of arbitration and litigation, that state’s law shall govern issues relating to jurisdiction and venue.
You agree that, notwithstanding any statute of limitation to the contrary, any claim or action you wish to bring against Sage Goddess for any act or omission relating to this Agreement of the parties must be brought within one (1) year from the date of the alleged act or omission giving rise to the claim or cause of action. Failure to bring such action within the permitted time shall act as a bar against all claims against Sage Goddess for such act or omission. You waive any and all claims or rights to have any other statute of limitation apply.
16. Use of Name and Image.
You authorize Sage Goddess to use your name, photograph, personal story, and/or likeness in advertising or promotional materials and waive all claims to remuneration for such use.
17. Electronic Communication.
You authorize Sage Goddess and its affiliates to communicate with you through electronic mail or fax at the email address or fax number provided in this Agreement. You understand that such email may include offers or solicitations for the sale and purchase of Sage Goddess products, sales aids, or services.
18. Data Protection.
You give consent for Sage Goddess to process the personal data contained in this application/agreement and to transfer this personal data, together with information about this Affiliate account’s future sales activities, to any of Sage Goddess’s other affiliates who are in the same sales distribution chain, for the sole purpose of administering the sales and distribution of Sage Goddess products and providing reports to its affiliates of sales activity in their sales organizations.
You understand that if you receive sales reports containing personal data of other affiliates, you agree that you will not use such data except in the administration and development of your sales organization, and that upon termination of your status as an affiliate, you will immediately delete all such personal data from your files, except as otherwise required by law. The parties agree that this obligation survives the termination of your status as an affiliate. If you do not want this personal data processed or transferred as described herein, please do not create an affiliate account with Sage Goddess.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association or other recognized arbitration service, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Affiliates waive all rights to trial by jury or to any court. All arbitration proceedings shall be held in the County of Los Angeles, California, unless the laws of the state in which an Affiliate resides expressly require the application of its laws, in which case the arbitration shall be held in the capital of that state. All parties shall be entitled to all discovery rights pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. There shall be one arbitrator, an attorney at law, who shall have expertise in business law transactions, with a strong preference being an attorney knowledgeable in the direct selling industry, selected from the panel that the American Arbitration Panel provides. The prevailing party shall be entitled to receive from the losing party, OR each party to the arbitration shall be responsible for its own, costs and expenses of arbitration, including legal and filing fees. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties and may, if necessary, be reduced to a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement to arbitration shall survive any termination or expiration of the Agreement.
Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent Sage Goddess from applying to and obtaining from any court having jurisdiction a writ of attachment, a temporary injunction, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction or other relief available to safeguard and protect Sage Goddess’ interest prior to, during or following the filing of any arbitration or other proceeding or pending the rendition of a decision or award in connection with any arbitration or other proceeding.
20. Entire Agreement.
These Terms and Conditions, as may be amended by Sage Goddess in accordance with the terms hereof, constitutes the entire agreement and Contract between Sage Goddess and yourself. Any promises, representations, offers, or other communications are of no force or effect.
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3830 Del Amo Boulevard,
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